Cop Doing Exercise on TikTok Video Goes Viral, Mzansi Astonished Police Train

Cop Doing Exercise on TikTok Video Goes Viral, Mzansi Astonished Police Train

  • A SAPS member trended on the socials for exercising and showing off his lithe body
  • In the video, the stunning cop performs exercises that have South Africans suggesting that cops should be tested monthly
  • One user said that he is an actual cop and congratulated him for doing what other cops couldn't do

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A cop is training
A cop that cares about his fitness has won the respect of South Africans. Image: @andileandimvula
Source: TikTok

TikTok has gone crazy over a hunk of a police officer that flaunted how he exercises and applauded him for keeping fit to fight crime and chase tsotsis.

The police officer displayed impressive moves in a few short exercises that seemed difficult for anyone, much less police, to perform.

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The video was posted by @andileandimvula, and it received over 4000 likes and over 170,000 views.

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His profile shows that he regularly exercises and boasts many videos of him exercising in uniform.

South Africans expressed disbelief that they were witnessing a physically fit police officer.

This is because police have received backlash for being notoriously obese.

Eyewitness News reported that 76% of police were obese in 2015.

It seems like the police officer in the video has no intention of being obese.

Cops must train weekly, SAPS spokesperson tells Briefly News

SAPS spokesperson Brigadier Athlenda Mathe shared with Briefly News the importance of cops keeping fit and said that cops are mandated by SAPS policy to exercise.

"It is highly important for police members to train and exercise since there is a potential need in the line of duty to exert physical activity such as chasing and apprehending suspects. Physical fitness in the police is an inherent job requirement. The SAPS has developed the Physical Fitness Maintenance Policy No.2 of 2016 to encourage all members to participate in wellness and fitness activities to stay healthy and fit to combat crime," she said.

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"Members can engage in different fitness components such as aerobic activities and running, group exercises, body personal training, and strength training such as bodybuilding. The Physical Fitness Policy mandates members to participate in fitness for at least two-and-a-half hours per week, excluding Wednesday Sports Day. Specialist units must exercise daily."

She also reminded police officers what SAPS management says about fitness and revealed that during this year's Comrades Marathon, 200 officers participated.

"The SAPS Management encourages all members to be at the required physical fitness level from recruitment level to academy level, working environment level and pre-pension level. Some SAPS police members have subscribed to external gym facilities, giving them a 15% subsidy for using the gym," she added.

Watch the video here:

South Africans are pleased that policeman takes health seriously

Netizens expressed how proud they were that they witnessed the fitness of the police officer and were relieved to find a police officer invested in his physical well-being.

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They were also pleased that he was fit enough to combat crime.

User3583457785332 found his exercise regime impressive.

"I didn't know this kind of policeman is still in SA."

Comicgcomicg pointed out that doing a crime in front of this officer spells trouble.

"Now, you do not want to break the law with this guy around the corner."

Tshegofatsomngome said that he was an actual cop.

"You're the only one in SAPS in a different league."

Dennis Ntsoane suggested that cops be made to exercise regularly.

"I think all police should do a fitness challenge every month."

Masterpaulsemo said he deserved the job.

"I would fall on my front teeth."

Cops jump over wall in TikTok video

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Tiktok reacted to a video where three police officers struggled to climb a wall.

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The video showed the cops climbing over the wall of a resident's house, and the reactions mostly praised one of the cops for mounting the wall effortlessly.

One commentator even pointed out that the third cop in the video seemed very well-trained.

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Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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